# Mathematics

## learn your calculations

**Algebra I** (0.5 units/semester)

A current instructional approach designed for students who have successfully completed elementary mathematics. The course includes the application of skills and knowledge to the solution of many types of practical problems. Examples include word problems, properties of real numbers, equations by transformation, reducing fractions to simplest forms, and graphing in one or two dimensions. This provides a foundation for further study in both algebra and geometry.

**Geometry** (0.5 units/semester)

A sequential quarter study of the properties of points, lines, and planes and the evolution of plane geometry as a unique mathematical study. The formal proof is developed as a part of the logical thinking process. This study also includes an introduction to trigonometry, constructions, areas, volumes, and transformations. *Prerequisite:* Algebra I, minimum grade of C.

**Algebra II** (0.5 units/semester)

An extension of Algebra I with exponential functions and logarithms, trigonometric functions and complex numbers, identities, binomial expansion, matrices and determinants, and considerable exposure to graphing. The student should have access to a graphing calculator for this sequential quarter study. *Prerequisite:* Algebra I and Geometry, minimum grades of C.

**Precalculus** (0.5 units/semester)

A thorough study of advanced mathematics including coordinate geometry, inequalities, functions, trigonometry, exponents and logarithms. Graphing, theory of equations, vectors, complex numbers, sequences and series, probability, polynomials, parametric equations of curves, polar equations and limits of functions are also studied. *Prerequisite:* Geometry and Algebra II with minimum grades of B.